Synonyms for abdicate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-di-keyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb dɪˌkeɪt

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Définition of abdicate

Origin :
  • 1540s, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare "to disown, disavow, reject" (specifically abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Related: Abdicated; abdicating.
  • verb give up a right, position, or power
Example sentences :
  • Here he held the famous council as to whether he should abdicate the Mexican throne or not.
  • Extract from : « Aztec Land » by Maturin M. Ballou
  • You'd not do it again; or, if you did, not get Nap to abdicate.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • Whenever you like to rebel, I shall be just as ready to abdicate.
  • Extract from : « A Rent In A Cloud » by Charles James Lever
  • The man might abdicate; but the magistrate was irremoveable.
  • Extract from : « The History of England from the Accession of James II. » by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • He was opposed to any negotiations for peace, and threatened to abdicate.
  • Extract from : « True to His Home » by Hezekiah Butterworth
  • "Royalties may not abdicate," fell as a warning from pretty lips.
  • Extract from : « The Picture of Dorian Gray » by Oscar Wilde
  • It is my notice to abdicate; he turns down the bottoms of my trousers.
  • Extract from : « The Perfect Gentleman » by Ralph Bergengren
  • She could not abdicate her throne, neither could any wrest it away from her.
  • Extract from : « The History of Sir Richard Calmady » by Lucas Malet
  • But Mary had only consented to abdicate because she felt sure of escape.
  • Extract from : « History of the English People » by John Richard Green
  • And may I ask, supposing we did abdicate, whom do you propose to put in our place?
  • Extract from : « In Brief Authority » by F. Anstey

Antonyms for abdicate

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